Lost Souls

by Junebug

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about

This album was recorded at mostly home with drums overdubbed at a studio in Brynford, Holywell. It is a melodic, epic album with a nod to each of my main musical influences. It is inspired by the Island Records releases of the early 70's. with influences including John Cale, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Marc Bolan / T-Rex, Duncan Browne, Al Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Big Star, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Nirvana & REM. The centrepieces of the album are two songs about people - performance artist Andy Kaufman and 'Gonzo' artist Ralph Steadman. Ralph lived in my hometown of Abergele in his formative years, and I am a big fan of his artwork. The rumours about Andy Kaufman faking his own death, and the subsequent mystery played a big part in setting the tone and feel of the album.

credits

released July 26, 2016

Guy Latham - Songwriting, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Hamonica, Mandolin, Percussion
Ralph Latham - Backing Vocals
Warren Gilbert - Drums

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Track Name: Andy Kaufman Lives
You cannot die if your Andy Kaufman
A clown can't smile when he wears the mask
The biggest joke never can be tasteful
What you don't know, you'll never have to ask

To love to live the life, it means to laugh
To love to live the life, it's time to go

It drives you on, the pressure till its gone
A blissful emptiness will guide you through the days
When going back to the prematernal sack
The sleeping ecstasy can only be a phase
To brings the labour pain

You cannot hide if your Andy Kaufman
Unless your friends carry on the game
In 30 years people can forget you
How many more disappear from fame

To love to live the life it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To feel the smile that hides behind the lie

This is it, your out of time
Raise the curtains, lock your eyes
On the moon, you stand alone
Come back to earth and join the show

To love to live the life, it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To feel the smile that hides behind the lie
To love to live the life, it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To love to live the life, it's time to show

You cannot die if you’re Andy Kaufman
Track Name: Here's To You, Ralph Steadman
Lyrics to Here's to you, Ralph Steadman

World War was the trauma that brought renaissance back
Your trail led from Wirral to Wales when they attacked
With life on the edge of a knife creation bloomed
And inside of you, the conflict will always burn

You learned a trade, escaped the dungeon
Joined the swing of post-war London
Took a punch and ended up in New York
Sketching the rich and drawing the poor

Here's to you, Ralph Steadman
To you, Ralph Steadman (3)
We all should tribute
The man who came from our town

Outside, the bullets and bombs and madness reigned
In School a tyrannical master did the same
With fear of authority planted in your soul
You take control of the fire that's in your art

The place was right, and you got lucky
Drew the Derby in Kentucky
Brother Hunter said 'Let's go on a trip'
And what a trip, the life that you lived

Here's to you Ralph Steadman
to you Ralph Steadman (3)
We all should tribute
The man who came from our town

Repeat Chorus

Closing Instrumental
Track Name: Please Don't Be Cool
Lyrics to Please Don’t Be Cool

Please don't be cool
Act like a fool
Trip over your shoes
Like a clown with the blues
It says on the tin
That the people who win
Are the ones who don't need to be cool

Why should you be
Cooler than thee?
Wrapped up in chains
Like a goat in the rain
Get up from the dirt
And don't suffer the hurt
Baby see you don't need to be cool

Instrumental

Pack up your dreams
Strange though they seem
Don't leave yourself at home
If strange is your vibe
Wear it with pride
And watch as they enter your zone

Instrumental

Please don't be cool
That's not your tool
Don't use it to fix
All the self-aware bricks
They act like a wall
That will topple and fall
When they see you don't need to be cool
It's the truth you don't need to be cool
Get real, you don't need to be cool
It's the truth you don't need to be cool
Track Name: I Got Sanctioned
Sanctioned

They've got my picture
They've got my name
They've got my number
I'm in their game
I got sanctioned by the powers that be
I got sanctioned, now my money ain't free
Take the floor from under, rip it from me, jack
Pop the grand illusion that insurance pays you back

Oh Oh, I got sanctioned
Oh, Oh, I got sanctioned
Oh, oh I got sanctioned

I had a meeting
But I forgot
The girl confused me
They change a lot
I got sanctioned, by the powers that be
I got sanctioned, now my asshole will bleed
Take the floor from under, rip it from me, jack
Pop the grand illusion that insurance pays you back


Oh Oh, I got sanctioned
Oh, Oh, I got sanctioned
Oh, oh I got sanctioned

Instrumental

They work in chaos
They change the rules
Until you wonder
What kind of fools?
I got sanctioned by the powers that be
I got sanctioned, on the grass I will feed
Take the floor from under, rip it from me, jack
Pop the grand illusion that insurance pays you back

Instrumental

Oh Oh, I got sanctioned
Oh, Oh, I got sanctioned
Oh Oh, I got sanctioned
Track Name: The Homebody
I'm just a homebody, using my time
Caring for baby and walking the line
Chasing the tasks from a roundabout list
Then turning to something i've missed
An eye on the housework, an ear on a tune
Washing up dishes and planning a ruse
In a weird, wonderful way
I don't miss earning a wage
An unknown company slave
Now works for his babe

I'm just a homebody, and in the town
The hair dresser says there's not many around
To playgrounds and pools and to parents we roam
Each second i'm lucky to know
The laundry is endless, the nappies, the same
To love and be love is the noblest game

In a weird, wonderful way
I don't miss earning a wage
An unknown company slave
Now works for his babe

An eye on the housework, an ear on a tune
Washing up dishes and planning a ruse
In a Weird, Wonderful Way
I don't miss earning a wage
An unknown company slave
Now works for his babe
Track Name: A Greek Tragedy
A Greek Tragedy

If I could help you, i'd throw my arms around you
Tell all the world i've found you, and bring you in from you the cold

If I could save you, I'd make all the princes crave you
They'll throw all their wealth behind you
Then turn your waters to gold

It's the time, it's the time
To believe in what's right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth, Spread the wealth

If I could build you, I'd take all the things that kill you
Then bring in the skills to give you
The chance to evolve

What of tomorrow? Why be the thief who borrowed
Pay all your debts with sorrow and thrive in what you make

It's the time, it's the time
To believe in what's right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth, Spread the wealth

Instrumental

We all need to change (3)
Need to change

It's the time, it's the time
To believe in what's right
For our hope, and our health
Spread the Wealth
Track Name: Light Sleeper
Lyrics to Light Sleeper:

The darkness brings an inner peace
The boredom makes me calm
I gather up revolving thoughts
And solve them one by one
For 20 years it comes and goes
This phantom of the night
When times are hard and I can’t sleep
She whispers till it’s light

Light Sleeper is my name
And I know that I will see her once again
I truly am alone and sound
In the early hours
The meditations settle me
Whilst emptiness devours
The lady helps me drift away;
The siren strikes me dead
With softly spoken promises
She dances round my head
Light Sleeper is my name
And I know that I will see her once again
The seekers of the solace of the night
Will find the one who makes them feel alright
Light Sleeper x 4 then Instrumental
Although I wish there was a cure
Inside I am okay
She helps me with the dark routines
To then survive the day
Light Sleeper is my name
I know that she will see me once again
Light Sleeper (repeat to end)



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Track Name: It's Nice To Know You
It's nice to know you, for you are everything that makes me smile
The moon is in me, and you're the earth - so let me stay a while.
I was drifting through the galaxy in search of light
Only you could give me comfort in the endless night
Together, we have found a balance that can build the day
In harmony we're spinning to create the waves
It's nice to know you
It's nice to know you, the deja vu goes back a billion years
Our love was growing from the dust into the perfect spheres
This connection is the link on which our life depends
It can't be broken, I will circle you until the end
Together, we have found a balance that can build the day
In harmony we're spinning to create the waves
It's nice to know you
Instrumental

This is all I want it to be
Through the waves, our love is the sea
Take them up, bring them down for for a while
Reflect the stars and see me smile
It’s nice to, so nice to
Just to know you
Track Name: I Lost My Wife To Candy Crush
Lyrics to I Lost My Wife To Candy Crush

From amateurs to generals
It sank its teeth, infected all
She plays it for a minute more
A minute turns to years

Our home descends to anarchy
The children run like cherokees
And on the bed so quietly
She’s playing on my fears

And on Mother’s Day
The present that I gave
Has turned into something i'll smash
If she can be cured, i'll pay cash

I lost my wife to candy crush
I lost my wife to candy crush
It makes her mind go out of touch
She can’t put down the game

She sold her life to candy crush
She sold her life to candy crush
And I don’t get to see her much
It’s driving me insane

Here's what I seek;
Attention all week
Her eyes to be focused on me
And not on the phone, playing alone, please girl, will you come back home?

Instrumental

I lost my wife to candy crush (2)
It makes her mind go out of touch
She can’t put down the game

She sold her life to candy crush (2)
And I don’t get to see her much
It’s driving me insane
It took my wife away
I want her back today
And candy crush will pay
Track Name: Blue-Eyed Witch Of The North
Lyrics to Blue-Eyed Witch of the North

She's a blue eyed witch of the north
A blue eyed witch of the north
And she took my son, the only one, away from here to fall in love
His life is happy and well but I wish he'd break from her spell

She's a blue eyed witch of the north
In the brain and body she haunts
A pervading ghost who cares the most, his hunger sated by the host
His life is round as a sphere but the old world will always be here

And maybe your love, is long left behind
It's closer in miles, a trail he will find
When a spindle pops the balloon
He will wake and travel back soon

She's a blue eyed witch of the north
A blue eyed witch of the north
And she took my son, the only one, away from here to fall in love
His life is happy and well but I wish he'd break from her spell